THE EUROPEAN INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP ON WATER (EIP WATER)

The European water sector has a crucial position in economy and society. Water is also a crosscutting issue in many research and innovation policy priorities. Strengthening innovations in water will make companies more competitive, will contribute to solving global social challenges, will secure resources, and will contribute to climate change mitigation.

The European Innovation Partnership related to water was launched by the EC in September 2013 as a response to the water-related challenges Europe and the world are currently facing. The strategic objective of the EIP WATER is to position Europe as a world leader in water technology and services by boosting innovation, promoting the creation of new market opportunities and by contributing to achieving the sustainable and efficient use of water.

As other EIPs, EIP WATER provides a collaboration platform between all relevant actors (small and medium sized enterprises, the research community, local governments, water-using industries and the financial sector) across borders and sectors, whereby they can join efforts and work together with a view to removing barriers to innovation and connecting the supply and demand sides of water related innovations.

Governance bodies

The decision making body of the EIP WATER is the Steering Group. It consists of high-level representatives of relevant stakeholder groups and meets twice a year to provide strategic guidance and recommendations.

The Task Force is composed of 45 stakeholder representatives and supports the Steering Group with technical advice and expertise. It enables stakeholder groups to meet and discuss the strategic agenda for water and innovation.

The activities of the EIP WATER are organised through Action Groups or EIP Water Tools.

The EIP Secretariat supports the EIP Water and its various working groups in all aspects of the development and implementation of the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP). 

 STEERING GROUP MEMBERS                                             TASK FORCE MEMBERS

      Institution                                             Name                                        Name                      email

 

CEPI

Marco MENSINK

Jori RINGMAN

j.ringman(at)cepi.org


Copa-Cogeca

Pekka PESONEN

Adriano BATTILIANI

Battilani(at)consorziocer.it


European Landowners' Organization

Corrado PIRZIO-BIROLLI

Ana ROCHA

Forest(at)elo.org

 

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